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Orb spiders are cool. Orb webs are awesome. Orb spiders are not allowed to build those webs in the house. Scooped it up, took it outside to a bush, told it "Build a web here. Good spider! Build HERE."
You know you are a permie when...  you don't stomp spiders, you train them :D
 
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When you keep ripping holes and repairing them on the same pair of pants, not just because you're saving money but because you just like that pair of pants so much
 
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When your happy of weeds like goose grass for more compost material.

When you come in with mud on shoes and smile.
 
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When walking barefoot at dusk, you pick up on things, like this:
-leaf litter feels warmer (maybe, b/c it's dry)
-wood mulch is a little less warm (not sure why...)
-concrete is a little cooler
-grass is slightly more cold (perhaps it's losing heat like sweat)
 
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It's Saturday night & it's nothing special. Tired & hungry with a big list of more tasks for tomorrow & next week. Just another night.
 
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Mike Barkley wrote:It's Saturday night & it's nothing special. Tired & hungry with a big list of more tasks for tomorrow & next week. Just another night.



Today's Saturday? You sure?
Mmmkay. Have to say I guess I agree it ain't special, I thought today was Friday. :D
 
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Mike Barkley wrote:It's Saturday night & it's nothing special. Tired & hungry with a big list of more tasks for tomorrow & next week. Just another night.



:) or raining, one could also work on those house tasks.
 
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You might be a permie if you have to keep building more annual garden beds, because your other ones have turned perenial/self-seeding.

(One of my garden beds is now full of sorrel, walking onions, self-seeding kale, and self-seeding radishes. Another is now chives, strawberries and kale)

You might be a permie if you're idea of a good time is making more garden beds and growing areas, and you're whole family joins in on the fun.
 
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Dave Burton wrote:When you're trying to figure out why your back hurts, and you don't head to the doctor straight away for a solution but instead look at what you're doing in your life that might be causing said backpain, by altering one or two things at a time to find the causes (for me, it was my shoes, so I've gone minimal shoes, and my backpack, so I just carry a bag in my hands, while considering learning the art of furoshiki).



Furoshiki is super useful. I recommend ふろしきBOOK (ISBN: 978-277-43123-1). It is entirely in Japanese, but it is fully illustrated with each step and reading it is wholly unnecesary.
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When your 2-year old daughter sees flowers and thinks of them as food, and asks to eat them all.

When your kids are sick and don't want to eat anything, but when you take them outside, they scarf down on chives, borage flowers, nasturtium flowers, sorrel, black berries, strawberries, radish flowers and kale flowers!
 
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When you want to know that you have lived. (That's kind of how I see the objective of taking responsibility for my own existence: making those connections, feeling them, and everything else responsibility entails is what makes life have meaning and makes it feel like I have lived)
 
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When you find a new weed in the garden and instead of pulling it, you run inside to Google it to see if it's edible.

When you realize that you've forgotten what it means to throw away food -- leftovers are the next meal or the dog's supper or the chickens and ducks supplemental feed, etc. Nothing in any way edible goes to waste -- ever. (I cringe every time I see someone in a movie scrapping perfectly good food off a plate directly into a wastebasket or order something in a restaurant and then get up and leave without tasting it. I'm like, NO, you can't do that!!!)
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:You know you're a permie when it's past midnight, but you can't go to sleep because SEED CATALOGS.


Or if it's 10 AM and you have gotten no work done yet in the day because someone posted something on Permies that sent you to the Baker Creek catalog, and OH MY!! I marked all kinds of things I want!!
 
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You know you're a permie when:

-you're over at family's house for the holidays, and instead of buying a gym membership to do your workouts at for just a couple days, you use a local playground and a couple trees to do your workout. I used the trees as a pullup bar and something to hold my feet up high, while doing an decline progression to handstand pushups (i.e. legs above me but not yet at 180 degrees but greater than 90 degrees).

-you can tell the quality of the soil in a landscape by walking barefoot across the land; I can really tell the difference in land quality between the "Nature is my personal bitch" kind of suburban landscape back in Houston, TX versus the higher quality and healthier landscape back in Missoula, MT. It's no wonder people don't like walking on the ground in the suburbs, because the ground is hard, compacted, and barely alive from all the manicuring they do it. Whereas, the land in Missoula is so much softer to walk on.
 
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:lol: I guess you can tell you’re a newbie permie when you don’t have to exercise because of chicken coop... cow shed... fencing... tool shed... ... ... ....... .. .
 
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... you no longer see it as giant piles of leaves that took weeks to gather. You now see it as next year's watermelon patch.
 
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